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Hello everybody,

im new to the world of the hackintoshes and i want to build one out of a g4 cube case i have.

ive seen a couple of good builds around but im looking for a up to date parts list using a itx board due to the space i have.

the cube will be a media computer so it doesnt need massive spec but it does need to play 1080p files,

any help would be great cheers...

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Hello everybody,

im new to the world of the hackintoshes and i want to build one out of a g4 cube case i have.

ive seen a couple of good builds around but im looking for a up to date parts list using a itx board due to the space i have.

the cube will be a media computer so it doesnt need massive spec but it does need to play 1080p files,

any help would be great cheers...

 

 

Does that G4 Cube work? If it does, I would leave it alone. I think they are collector's items now.

 

It will take a lot of effort if you want to put a mini-ITX system in there. You will have to get a low wattage processor so that it does not generate much heat. I would recommend a Zotac 9300 mini-itx motherboard and a Celeron E3300 CPU. It runs very cool and you can probably run it with a passive heatsink. The onboard video is good enough for 1080p. I had one of these a while back and it only used 30watts idle at the power cord. You will definitely need a PicoPSU.

 

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Does that G4 Cube work? If it does, I would leave it alone. I think they are collector's items now.

 

It will take a lot of effort if you want to put a mini-ITX system in there. You will have to get a low wattage processor so that it does not generate much heat. I would recommend a Zotac 9300 mini-itx motherboard and a Celeron E3300 CPU. It runs very cool and you can probably run it with a passive heatsink. The onboard video is good enough for 1080p. I had one of these a while back and it only used 30watts idle at the power cord. You will definitely need a PicoPSU.

 

TF

 

 

hello mate,

cheers for replying sorry ive been ages though.

no the cube doesn't work unfortunately i'll have a look at that zotac board, ive seen they does some nice stuff.

 

cheers again

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That apple cube you have its in very nice shape, you dont see them that much, on Ebay they only have few of them :P

 

 

 

yeah it has held out pretty well for being 10 years old. ive seen that youtube video, he did a good job getting everything in.

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Hello everybody,

im new to the world of the hackintoshes and i want to build one out of a g4 cube case i have.

ive seen a couple of good builds around but im looking for a up to date parts list using a itx board due to the space i have.

the cube will be a media computer so it doesnt need massive spec but it does need to play 1080p files,

any help would be great cheers...

 

As someone else already mentioned, the Zotac board is probably the best bet because it has integrated graphics usable by OSX. Certainly, there are graphics cards out there which will work but it is a pain in the @$$ to find one which not only fits but then figuring out how to mount it in the case. In the end you need to decide how much modding to the case you want to do and how much existing case functionality you want to maintain.

 

That said, I took a different route with my Cube and instead of using an ITX board I am using the logic board from a 13.3" MacBook Pro. The main reason I chose this route was because the MacBook logic board has far fewer ports (as all laptops do) and I'm intent on using the cube's existing backplate without cutting it up (which creates a host of other complications).

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